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Biden Comes to New Brunswick with Frank Discussion About Sexual Assault

October 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joe Biden called upon Rutgers University students to take an active stance to end sexual assault during a  discussion October 12 visit to the university.

The former vice president was on campus speaking for the “It’s On Us” nationwide campaign against sexual assault on college campuses.

An estimated 1,000 students and Rutgers affiliates attended, ...

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

In New Brunswick, Four water sources with high levels of lead being replaced

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four water sources in the city’s schools are being replaced or upgraded after testing positive for high levels of lead this June, according to district superintendent Aubrey Johnson.

One fountain has been removed, and another is being replaced, Johnson said, while the other two are having filtration systems added.

Officials will then re-test water samples from the ...

Franklin Township: A 5k Run/Walk to Celebrate Survivors and to Remember Those We Lost

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of runners, walkers and supporters from as far away north as New York City, and as far south as Camden, came out to support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey, for its 13th annual 5K Run/Walk 4Life at Colonial Park. 

"Colonial Park is such a cool, fun, family friendly place, we love the gazeebo, the layout here is just great," Sisters Network ...

Somerset County: Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic to be Held Oct. 14

It's coming, fever, coughing, sore throats, runny noses, muscle, and body aches, also known as flu season. The county is trying to do something about it with its "drive-thru flu shot clinic. 

Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, public health and safety liaison, recently announced a "drive-thru flu-shot shot clinic" which will be held from 9 a.m. to ...

Somerville 5K Challenge Features Obstacle Course along Peters Brook Greenway

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Anthony Monetti says that if you do this right, you’ll get dirty and sweaty, probably acquire a few cuts, scratches and bruises along the way, but in the end, you’ll be smiling.

The Bodhi by Anthony gym at 198 W. Main St., owned and operated by Monetti and his wife Karen, is sponsor of the first-ever Somerville Challenge 5K on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The ...

Franklin Township: Mayor and Council Proclaim October, 2017 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SOMERSET, NJ - Next month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month an annual event which began in 1985, and the mayor and township council presented one of the premier support organizations, the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey (SNCNJ) with a proclamation. 

"Awareness is the best form of prevention and our Sisters Network here in Central Jersey do a lot of that in ...

The Learning Experience® of Somerset to Host 'Trike-A-Thon' Fundraiser to Benefit St. Jude, Oct. 7

Somerset community invited to free instructional and philanthropic event as part of the National Academy of Early Education’s “Project Togetherness” initiative

SOMERSET, NJ – The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, in Somerset invites the ...

Gov. Christie Visits The Center of Great Expectations in Somerset

SOMERSET, NJ - Chris Christie visited the Center for Great Expectations to show support, give words of encouragement, and to let clients know they don't need to suffer from substance abuse or mental illness alone, on Sept. 20 in Somerset. 

"The governor has visited four times," Peg Wright, founder and CEO said. "He has a passionate interest in individuals and ...

Sisters Network of Central NJ 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk Set for Oct. 7

SOMERSET, NJ - Runners and walkers will participate in the 13th annual Sisters Network of Central NJ 5k Breast Cancer Race/Walk at Colonial Park in Somerset on Saturday, Oct. 7.

"I would like everyone to come out and support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey," Deputy Mayor Carl Wright said at last week's council meeting. "Our very own Kimberly Francois ...

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